Do you think others might disagree with your interpretation of what it means to put God first? If so, how do you determine who is right other than each of you saying that he or she is?I think you are not taking into consideration what it means to put God first. Jesus teaches in at thee 25 to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, take care of the sick etc and says what we don't do for the least of those we didn't do for him. So putting God first also means caring for all those in need. He also teaches for us to remain in His love by following His teachings which include love thy neighbor, enemy, and brother
If I wanted to agree with you, I would say that you are correct. If I wanted to disagree with you, I would cite Matthew 22:36-39:
Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied:Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it:Love your neighbor as yourself.
I would argue that it is clear here that loving your neighbor is not included in the exhortation to love God, which his why it had to be added separately. I would say that this was clear evidence that loving God is distinct from loving one another, and of the two, less important.
You might tell me I'm misunderstanding, and go find a few more scriptures that say or seem to say otherwise, and I could tell you why you are taking them out of context, misunderstanding mistranslated words, or why they no longer apply.
A third person watching might conclude that we simply had two different personalities directing us in picking our preferred scriptures and assigning them our preferred meanings. He might conclude that you have more empathy social conscience than I have, and that I was more into looking upward than outward. I might say that I pray for those people and let God choose how and when to bless them. If I were very selfish or outright antisocial, I'd be telling you that what happens on earth doesn't matter - the ones that would eventually be cast into the fire don't deserve our sacrifices, and the rest don't need them..